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Jul 11, 2011 11:30pm PDT
. there is a lot of nonsense, bad science, voodoo science, pathological science, nonscience and plane old nonsense t is all over the place. most of the stuff we hear is in the true. unfortunately our brains evolve to assume that most of the patterns we see are true. whatever we see and hear especially on television f it's visual, emotionally salient we hook on it and say must be true, i heard it. >> if it rhymes, it is probably true. is that the pattern we perceive that pattern. >> correct. >> stephen: if the glove does not fit, you must acquit. that is how we knew that juice was innocent. >> yes so here's how this -- here is how this works. so imagine you are a homidid on the plains of africa and you hear a russell in the grass. is it a dangerous predator or just the wind. >> stephen: it's a snake, kill it. >> that's right, absolutely right because if you assume it is just the wind, you are lunch. >> stephen: right. >> are you likely, right. >> stephen: it's not the wind t is a snake or a tiger. >> most of the patterns we find -- it is very dangerous. and that is where we volume of the. >> stephe
Jul 31, 2011 12:40am EDT
kinds between good science, bad science, pathological science non-science and plain old nonsense. lsu been abducted by aliens and that i marcie know there's a lot of it out there. nonsense, that is. some people call it the boxer in some people say there is a lot of bunk and some -- and that is part of our job. why people believe weird things which is the title of my first book and the believing brain is why people believe anything at all. not just weird things. i would invite you all to go to and strive to get the magazine. we believe in a supreme but a rational society a society based on science. we live in the age of science and that is our best tool for understanding how the world works which is where i'm going with this. then we will open it up for q&a after a little while when i tell you about the book. it is about on monday difficult their report. i thought i would tell you a little bit about that because people are constantly asking me. is the icing character? yes, he is always in character. even the obligatory author you know guest host. he is still in character. i
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